How KC’s win can help the Broncos

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Scenario #2- Denver/KC tie at 11-5.  KC wins division off of tiebreaker.  Jets get to 11-5 and get #5 seed. Broncos #6 seed.

In this scenario, Denver would have to travel to KC while Jets go to winner of AFC South. As much as it may sting to

Sep 17, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) catches a pass against Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Jamell Fleming (30) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Denver won the game 31-24. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

have to travel to KC knowing that the division should have been ours, I like our chances in that game. For starters, we already won there this season.  Secondly, the game that KC beat us in this year had more to do with the Broncos beating themselves than the Chiefs beating us.

When you turn the ball over 4 times in the opponents red zone/field goal range, it’s an easy way to guarantee a loss. That’s what we did against KC the second time around.  The fact of the matter is, that team doesn’t have enough weapons to truly scare the Broncos defense.

Like  I said above, the only reason why the Chiefs managed to win that last matchup was because they were essentially gifted wrapped most of their points from bad turnovers by our offense.  If we limit our turnovers and allow our defense to be themselves, I think we go into KC and win that game.

As for the Jets, they face off and beat the AFC South Champ, advancing to play #2 seed Bengals while we play the #1 seed Patriots.  Although the game would be in NE, that is a team that is banged up and one that we’ve already beaten this season. I don’t know if we’d come away with a victory, but you can’t discount our chances either.

In this scenario, we could be at worst, losing to NE in the divisional round or at best, playing the unproven Bengals or Jets in the AFC Championship game.